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into is a round hole. he might have been a outdoors man in california, but not in idaho. it just didn't fit. >> reporter: today new photos show how they tried to camouflage the car. with a manhunt a memorial outside the apartment continues to grow. everyone reminded what this family has gone through. >> we'll get through it. we'll help hannah through it. whatever it takes. >> reporter: a special fbi team from washington is investigating yesterday's shooting. they plan to interview all of the witnesses to determine exactly what happened. >> the other major story we're following tonight, new video that reveals just how terrifying for resident of a colorado town when a sudden surge of flood water triggered mud slides this weekend. >> reporter: the town of man tu springs is reeling from flash floods. >> this is getting very, very
bad now. this is the moecht terrifying thing i've ever seen. i can't stop shaking. >> reporter: new video shows water gushing at almost 30 miles per hour and pouring down residential streets. >> cars floating away. >> reporter: friday's flood is one of the town's worst disaster in decades. leaving in its wake one dead and one still missing. >> dopts think you have enough time. when the sigh reps go off, go. >> reporter: damaging dozens of billions and shutting down businessesment for the sec day, crews are cleaning off mud from flood waters. days, maybe weeks before things are back to normal. the same story all across the midwest as the storm system stalled over the plains. in tennessee, heavy rain on already saturated ground. thunderstorms are expected in several states with nebraska and georgia to be hit with high
winds and hail. residents now hoping for a little relief. nbc news, leigh ann greg, man tu springs, colorado. >> overseas a. deadly day for americans in afghanistan. the military says three u.s. service mep were killed in eastern afghanistan bringing the total number of foreign troops killed this year to more than 100, 78 american. it was ten years ago today that nato took command in afghanistan. 18 didn't posted closed re-opened in the middle east and africa. but the city in cairo remains on edge as the standoff between the military and supporter rchz the ousted president continues with signs that a new confrontation may come soon. a report tonight from richard angle. >> reporter: barricaded and walled in. this is the groupsal mow in a
nondescript middle class bit of urban sprawl near a mosque close to eept's main airport. mow haud morsi is still considered president here. he's only seen these days on posters. he's been locked away, location undisclosed since the military overthrew him weeks ago. this man has brought his 2-year-old daughter to the camp. >> [ inaudible ]. i want the -- [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: the army has called on the protesters to go home for their own safety. protesters here clearly worried the army could move in to disperse them at any time and hope these stones will be enough to stop the tanks and apcs. the stage is set in the divided country for violence or worse, a long-term insurgeonsy in
egyptian. violence has already begun in the north peninsula newer the iz reely border. where four men were burieds this week killed in an air strike. back at the camp, the protesters wait and egyptian once the hope of the arab spring is once again on edge. richard angle, nbc news, cairo. >> another tense situation. u.s. relations with russia. today president obama encountered new criticism on how he's handling that relationship. kristin welker with the vacationing president on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: president obama on the golf course during his first full day of vacation with cameras capturing a moment of frustration. a back in washington his foreign policy frustrations played out on the talk shows. the say he's too soft on russia
and accused nsa leaker snowden. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated the russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on boat language, he's got the slouch in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think it very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who splad mir putin is. >> and a new -- >> finally came out last friday trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for bringing us there and talking about how do we educate the public that we need this program. >> all this as snowden's father
says he now has the papers to visit his son in russia who he continues to defend. >> what i would say is that my son has spoken the truth. >> reporter: now he also said today that he plans to take an attorney to russia with him to help his son fight the charges that he is facing in the united states. but he has not yet said when he planned to earthquake that trip. >> kristin welker with the president on martha's vineyard. we know more about the crash of a small plane in connecticut that killed four people. a plane flew into two houses killing the pilot and his son and two young girls. the mother was also in the house but escaped. cause of the crash is not yet known. and five weeks after the crash landing of a south korean jetliner in san francisco, the airliner says it will give each survivor an initial payment of
$10,000. this will not prevent passengers for suing the company for greater compensation. three people were killed with the boeing 747 struck a seawall. more than 300 people did survive. now to a little boy who has become a symbol of the gun violence plaiging the city of chicago. the number of murders has fallen in year, but there's been a string of shootings in which young children are killed or continue wounded caught in the line of fire. this is how chicago is trying to fight back. >> reporter: this 5-year-old may not have super powers, but es done somebody remarkable. narrowly escaping and becoming a -- >> who is the best, spiderman or bat man? >> spiderman. >> returning from a fourth july
party, they stopped at a park by their home. >> i didn't realize the difference between fireworks and gunshots. and he got hit running to me. >> reporter: he was hit in the stomach between rival gangs. at the hospital the doctors said he was dying and rushed him to surgery. >> it's the worst feeling that you can ever have to watch your child go through something and go through so much pain and there's nothing you can do about it. >> reporter: in chicago it's an all too common feeling. jay den is one of four of children shot in chicago alone. >> the gang bangors are not very good shots and they hit. >> reporter: police took us around the hard hit south side. he says 100 fewer juveniles have been shot compared to last year. >> it's a day by day, minute by
minute fight that we've been having against gun violence. we're not going to be able to fix it over night. >> reporter: he points to progress. so far murrs are down to 26% from last year to the lowest number since 1965. shooting down 24%. >> it's the same officers and the same beat, every single day. they naunl inaudible. >> reporter: some experts say chicago's homicides tend to follow a familiar formula. >> a couple of young guys plus some sort of disagreement plus a gun equals dead body. >> reporter: police seize more guns in chicago than in new york and los angeles combined. they say the solution isn't just fewer firearms, but more opportunities. 22-year-old zachary robinson is in a program called one summer plus which provides jobs and mentoring to young people from at risk neighbors. >> it helps me off the street and other people that might be
doing something violent and doing something positive. >> reporter: which could help kids like jay den donald spend list time in hospitals. >> there is spiderman. >> reporter: and more time being spiderman. john yang, nbc news chicago. >> elites hope. when nightly news continues, the new eye tech helmet that may cut the risk of concussions. and making a difference for kids with special needs with a league they can call their own. when i'm on my feet all day, my lower back acts up.
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one of the biggest concerns is the risk of concussions. but this year more schools are turning to something new, a high tech helmet designed to minimum mieds that risk. >> reporter: no question, football will always be a contact spors. but at georgia southern university, this season is different. >> it's a game changer, really. >> reporter: the university is first in the state to use the head impact telemetry or h.i. tirks system. it records every blow to the brain and it's transmitted to a laptop on the sideline. a pager alerts trainers when a hit exceeds a force of 98 gs. >> it's probable the equivalent of a 20, 235 mile an hour car wreck. >> reporter: but often sift lineman says he didn't realize when the pager went off for him. >> everyone wants to go out
there and give 100%. >> reporter: a trainer checked and efbs okay but in the classroom data is being analyzed to better understand how to treat and prevent head initials. >> it's going to help us coach better and have safer equipment. >> reporter: it's been around for more than a decade. it's got more popular. at the high school and college level, about 20 schools are now using the system. universities like oklahoma, north carolina, and virginia tech. while the nfl hasn't signed on yet, research from the sensors played a role in the league's decision to move the kickoff line up to reduce cligtss. >> i would like every team to have it because you need a lot of these things deployed to be able to collect the data necessary for the research. >> reporter: but it comes with a cost. georgia southern pays $1500 per helmet. >> if it will keep a kid safe,
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>> reporter: if its purest form, america's past time is simple, a chance with a swing of the bat for a moment to remember, for any kid to remember. these are special needs kids playing in a little league challenger game. >> our kids get to play with the same equipment on the same fields with similar rules. and everyone plays. we do everything we can to make it as authentic as we can. >> reporter: it's certainly real and important for the 30,000 kids in 900 challenger divisions worldwide. these kids in portland, oregon, had a little star power on their side. girls like 13-year-old shortstop who in the middle of their own little league series competition chose to be here. >> it gives them a chance to have fun with everyone and be on the same field and have fun with everyone else. >> it's really interesting how quickly some of these baseball
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